Bean & Boy is a family-run business making all-natural soap by hand using traditional methods and cruelty-free ingredients & So Beautifully presented! >>

Bean & Boy make all-natural soaps for the whole family. Our handmade soaps are crafted using responsibly-sourced vegan ingredients, pure essential oils and traditional methods. Inspired by nature, designed for sensitive skin and loved by families. Nothing artificial: no SLS, no parabens. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise, protect.


We started making soap for our family when our daughter developed a mild form of eczema that was made worse by commercially-produced soaps and washes. We spent months researching, and tried out loads of different recipes and combinations to find the ones that work for our daughter’s skin – and for us too.

We settled on a combination of high quality ingredients, unfussy essential oil blends, and a slow soap-making process that is as close to the ancient traditional methods as possible. There’s nothing else added: no preservatives, no artificial colourants, no synthetic fragrances and no additional heat to speed things up. It’s just proper soap that has been given up to six weeks to fully cure.

The best things take time, and proper soap is worth waiting for.

What started out as a necessity and family hobby quickly grew into a mini production line in our kitchen as friends and family started coming back for more. When they began “preordering” before batches had cured, we knew we’d hit onto something special that we couldn’t keep to ourselves anymore.

Since then we’ve had our soap recipes certified and we have introduced new combinations specifically targeted at problematic skin. We have also just launched our brand new BABY SOAP – an amazing blend of ingredients that has been certified by an independent toxicologist as safe for infant skin.

We still make our soap in the kitchen, and each batch is carefully made by hand using the traditional cold process method. We don’t add anything to speed up the process, and we keep things as natural as possible. We only use all-natural ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free and responsibly sourced.

Our packaging is all either recycled or recyclable, and most of it is biodegradable. We’re passionate about making soap that’s good for you and good to the environment too.

We are really proud of our soaps and we hope you love them as much as we do.

From our family to yours. Stacey & Graeme

simple soap

It all started with our SIMPLE SOAP: pure, unscented and made using raw ingredients that are nourishing, moisturising and packed full of micronutrients. This is the basis for our amazing soap recipes. It’s great for sensitive skin.

peppermint and coffee

Peppermint & Coffee Soap is refreshingly minty with exfoliating coffee grounds. It makes an exceptional hand soap for gardeners as well as in the kitchen, banishing odours and removing dirt.


Lavender Soap is a traditional favourite that is soothing for the soul and gloriously floral. Pure Lavender Essential Oil boosts your mood and helps lift your stresses – especially when used in a hot bath after a long day.

tea tree and green clay

Tea Tree & Green Clay is a firm favourite. Tea Tree has antiseptic cleansing properties which makes it an excellent partner to natural green clay that cleans, exfoliates and invigorates the skin.

lemongrass and poppyseed

Lemongrass & Poppyseed is a gorgeously citrus soap packed full of exfoliating blue poppyseeds. Lemongrass Essential Oil is a super oil that is widely recognised as an analgesic and antiseptic antidepressant.

grapefruit and calendula

Grapefruit & Calendula is our “happy soap” with a cheerful and uplifting scent. Grapefruit Essential Oil is widely recognised in beating depression and boosting the immune system, and Calendula is exceptional for soothing and nourishing skin.

beer soap

Beer Soap is made from local beers that are packed full of skin-kind micronutrients and vitamins. It doesn’t have the “morning after” beer smell – instead, it boasts an appealing subtle malt scent.

rooibos tea

Rooibos Tea is a natural super ingredient that helps to make this soap something really special. Rooibos – or Redbush – tea is full of natural micronutrients and vitamins that are kind to sensitive skin and great for headaches and other ailments.

charcoal soap

Our Charcoal Soap is a contemporary spin on an ancient and traditional soap. It is super cleansing and actively helps remove dirt and impurities, whilst boosting the soap with the added vitamins and healthy benefits of coconut-based charcoal powder.

rose geranium and pink clay

Rose Geranium & Pink Clay is a rich soap that is packed full of cosmetic benefits. Rose Geranium Essential Oil is widely used to treat problematic skin conditions and help restore the skin’s natural flawlessness, while pink clay helps to boost the cleansing and detoxifying properties of the soap.

Just in: Bean & Boy handmade baby soap is certified as safe and nourishing for newborns and infants

Our handmade Baby Soap is pure and simple, with no additives, no colourants, no preservatives and no fragrances.


This was the first soap we made for our new baby when we began our soap-making journey, and we still use it today for the whole family (it’s great for sensitive skin for adults too!).

It’s a firm favourite and is packed with nourishing ingredients that are kind to delicate skin.

This soap has been certified as SAFE FOR INFANT USE by an independent toxicologist, chemist and scientist. NOTHING ARTIFICIAL: NO preservatives, additives, fragrances, parabens, SLS.

We use the finest natural ingredients that are full of essential vitamins and minerals to help boost the skin’s natural balance.

Our ingredients are kind to even the most sensitive of skin, helping soothe, protect and nourish your newborn baby’s delicate body. Our ingredients are all-natural, ethically-sourced and vegan

ONLY THE GOOD STUFF: vitamin-rich avocado oil, moisturising shea butter, cleansing castor oil, vitamin-rich olive oil. restorative coconut oil and Vitamin-E packed responsibly-sourced palm oil.

Our handmade Baby Soap has a pale and creamy olive colour and natural scent. Because each bar is made entirely by hand, soap colour and shape vary slightly from bar to bar.

They are completely natural: traditionally made, rough cut, cured for six weeks or more, and hand packaged in brown paper to order.

The large bars are a minimum of 110g & the mini bars weigh a minimum of 40g.

Limited edition gift boxes are beautifully wrapped, hand-tied and filled with our artisan handmade soap

We now carry a range of limited edition gift boxes, available in a selection of patterns for special occasions.

Custom orders?

These can be custom prepared for any occasion, and can be ordered to fit 1, 2 or 3 soaps.

What’s inside?

Each hand-tied box contains three of our luxurious handmade soaps, wrapped in tissue paper before closing with natural hessian ribbon and a lasercut branded birch tag.

When available, these gift boxes can be packaged with 2 soaps and a handmade facecloth.

Community Project

We work with makers within the Southend-on-Sea community to produce non-profit handmade facecloths that are made from either pure cotton (for sensitive skin) or recycled cotton (for sustainability).

We source all of the sustainablyproduced cotton, provide training where required, and quality check each facecloth before packaging